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  1. IRMA Webinar - GK **Session 2**

  2. Session objectives: • The session is designed to optimize students performance in IRMA entrance exam through GK section. • To make understand the value of GK section and help them to increase score by: • Analysis of the previous year questions. • Understanding the areas of importance. • Practicing new questions based on previous year questions. • To add value to the students General Knowledge.

  3. IRMA & GK • IRMA which stands for the Institute of Rural Management, Anand aims at contributing to the professional management of rural organizations. • Coming to particular areas of IRMA, the key focus areas are in sync with the specialization of the institute. • Unlike other MBA focuses this course make one specialised in working with co-operatives, NGOs, governments, Indian national and international agencies.

  4. IRMA & GK • Key areas of GK questions: • Rural management. • Social programmes. • Schemes for education, healthcare, employment, poverty alleviation etc. • Social movements in India. • Activities in rural areas. • Social problems. • International issues related to agriculture and other rural sectors. • Rural industries. • Other areas which are primarily concerned with the rural areas.

  5. GK trend in IRMA:

  6. GK trend in IRMA: • Few questions are fact based which can be answered by the most. • Along with the questions that are fact based, there are many questions which can be solved by using basic sense. • Some examples: • How relevant is the statement that ‘Labour moves in search of higher rewards’? • What is the meaning of economies of scale? • According to IMF, which of the following countries will achieve maximum GDP growth rate for the year 2010-2011? – So read the questions carefully in this section.

  7. Lets Practice: We will see a total of 90 questions with analysis of 60 questions. This includes sitters, factual or a where a bit of reasoning can be used. We have a few questions from previous year papers and rest are from current affairs which can be a part of the examination the day after tomorrow. At the end we have 30 questions from IRMA 2010 and 2011 which can be noted down or checked online for further reference.

  8. More questions for IRMA Question 1: Which of the following is not a type of Civil Society Organisations ? a) Labour unions b). Business and industry chambers of commerce c) Ministry of Rural Development d) Private and public foundations

  9. More questions for IRMA Answer: c) Ministry of Rural Development

  10. More questions for IRMA Question 2: Who has been chosen for the 27thIndira Gandhi Award for National Integration 2011? • Gulzar • LataMangeshkar • AshaBhonsle • R.D.Burman

  11. More questions for IRMA Answer 2: a) Gulzar

  12. More questions for IRMA Question 3: Which is the venue of 2nd International Buddhist Conclave? • New Delhi • Hyderabad • Varanasi • Bodh Gaya

  13. More questions for IRMA Answer 3: c) Varanasi

  14. More questions for IRMA Question 4: What is the following is incorrect about the search engine launched by Department of electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) to help people in searching tourism-related queries? • Its name is Sandhan. • It has been developed in 5 Indian languages. • It does not include data about North Eastern states. • Bengali is one of the five languages it has been developed in.

  15. More questions for IRMA Answer 4: c) It does not include data about North Eastern states.

  16. More questions for IRMA Question 5: According to a report recently published by Save the Children, titled ‘Born Too Soon' which of the following countries has the highest number of deaths due to premature births and ranks 36th in the list of pre-term births globally? • India • Pakistan • Bangladesh • Malawi

  17. More questions for IRMA Answer 5: a) India

  18. More questions for IRMA Question 6: The state of Haryana has instituted three new awards in order to felicitate women who have done outstanding work in different fields. Which one of the following is not among them? • Gandhi MahilaShakti Award • KalpanaChawalaShaurya Award • BahinShano Devi Panchayati Raj Award • RaniLaxmiBaiVeerta Award

  19. More questions for IRMA Answer 6: d) Rani Laxmi Bai Veerta Award

  20. More questions for IRMA Question 7: (IRMA 2004) Which of the following considered a cash crop? • Wheat • Bajra • Ground Nut • All of these

  21. More questions for IRMA Answer 7: d) All of these

  22. More questions for IRMA Question 8: Public Cooperation Scheme is one of the popular and important schemes of CAPART by virtue of its multi-dimensional approach. What is its purpose? a) To involve the community in designing, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and maintenance of assets created under the projects.* b) To strengthen existing institutions of research and develop or set up institutions, so as to develop national level institutions on matters of rural interest. c) To provide support to poor communities/groups, through NGOs for just causes and to sustain the campaign for betterment of their economic status and social power. d) None of the above

  23. More questions for IRMA Answer 8: a) To involve the community in designing, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and maintenance of assets created under the projects.

  24. More questions for IRMA Question 9: (IRMA 2004) . Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram recently presented the Gujar Mal Modi Award for Innovation. The awards are given for- a) Literature b) Science and Technology c) Trade and Enterprise d) Social Services

  25. More questions for IRMA Answer 9: b) Science and Technology

  26. More questions for IRMA Question 10: India is the largest producer of ..... Coconut Apple Orange Sugarcane

  27. More questions for IRMA Answer 10: Sugarcane

  28. More questions for IRMA Question 11: Union Minister for Women & Child Development Krishna Tirath recently represented India at the Global Nutrition Event, which was held in- a) Geneva b) Rome c) Van d) London

  29. More questions for IRMA Answer 11: d) London

  30. More questions for IRMA Question 12: Which of the following soils in India, is the most abundant in its extent in India? Red Soil Black Soil Alluvial Soil Sandy Soil

  31. More questions for IRMA Answer 12: c) Alluvial Soil

  32. More questions for IRMA Question 13 The first ‘zero waste toilet system' (ZWTS) in India was inaugurated at which of the following villages? (a) Evoor, Kerala (b) Tundlam, Tamil Nadu (c) Mattur, Karnataka (d) Kunkalamarru, Andhra Pradesh

  33. More questions for IRMA Answer 13: a) Evoor, Kerala

  34. More questions for IRMA Question 14: (IRMA 2009) Who is the chairman of the 13th Finance Commission of India? C. Rangarajan Vijay L. Kelkar Suresh D. Tendulkar C. Arvind Virmani

  35. More questions for IRMA Answer 14: b) Vijay L. Kelkar

  36. More questions for IRMA Question 15: (IRMA 2009) Which of the following constitutional amendments is responsible for making free and compulsory education to all children under 6 to 14 years of age a fundamental right? a) 82nd amendment b) 84th amendment c) 86th amendment d) 88th amendment

  37. More questions for IRMA Answer 15: c) 86th amendment

  38. More questions for IRMA Question 16: (IRMA 2008) What is Infant Morltality Rate? It is the number of deaths of children less than one year of age per 100 live births. It is the number of deaths of children less than one year of age per 1000 live births. It is the number of deaths of children less than one month of age per 1000 live births. None of these.

  39. More questions for IRMA Answer 16: b) It is the number of deaths of children less than one year of age per 1000 live births.

  40. More questions for IRMA Question 17: Which among the following State governments has launched its first 'Janata Bazaar' outlet to sell generic drugs at 80 per cent discount and branded medicines at half the cost of market price? a) Uttar Pradesh b) Karnataka c) Gujarat d) New Delhi

  41. More questions for IRMA Answer 17: b) Karnataka

  42. More questions for IRMA Question 18: (IRMA 2009) Which of the following Indian states has the highest Scheduled Tribe population in India? Mizoram Punjab Bihar Madhya Pradesh

  43. More questions for IRMA Answer 18: d) Madhya Pradesh

  44. More questions for IRMA Question 19: Which of the following is the latest country to join World Trade Organization? Russia Cape Verde Nauru China

  45. More questions for IRMA Answer 19: a) Russia

  46. More questions for IRMA Question 20: (IRMA 2009) Which of the following is the longest National Highway of India? National Highway No. 5 National Highway No. 7 National Highway No. 8 National Highway No. 9

  47. More questions for IRMA Answer 20: b) National Highway No. 7

  48. More questions for IRMA Question 21: (IRMA 2009) “Golden Quadrilateral”, is the name of the project that is linked with… Waterways Airways Roadway None of these

  49. More questions for IRMA Answer 21: c) Roadway

  50. More questions for IRMA Question 22: Which of the following is not used by RBI to control liquidity in the market? CRR SLR SDR Repo Rate